Phyllogomphus occidentalis Fraser, 1957
Western Leaftail

Type locality: Korhogo, Cote d'Ivoire


No diagnosis of this species is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Not known, but probably streams shaded by gallery forest or in open landscapes. Inferred to occur at around 300 m above sea level.


confirmed: Benin; NOT confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire

Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.


  • Fraser, F.C. (1957). A revision of the genus Phyllogomphus Selys with descriptions of five new species. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 56, 9-32. [PDF file]
  • Lindley, R.P. (1972). A new species of Phyllogomphus Selys, 1854, and description of the male of P. occidentalis Fraser, 1957 (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Odonatologica, 1, 249-255. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-17].